Coding Parkinson’s Disease with Lewy Body Dementia

Coding Parkinson’s Disease with Lewy Body Dementia

Q: [Parkinson’s with Lewy] “How do I code
Parkinson’s disease with Lewy body dementia?” Well, we can bring up Find-A-Code again if
you want. I shouldn’t have exed out but Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s with Lewy
bodies is different and if you’re going to be a coder you really want to pay attention
to those disease process. Laureen: Nice question guys, so if we didn’t
get to yours, put it in the and we’ll do our very best to get to it. Alicia: A: OK, dementia with Lewy bodies let’s
go over there because Find-A-Code will tell you. Dementia with Parkinson’s, dementia
with Lewy bodies, there’s your code G31.83. Use additional code to identify any behavioral
disturbances but that’s always with Parkinson’s, you always have that additional code to deal
with that.

2 thoughts to “Coding Parkinson’s Disease with Lewy Body Dementia”

  1. The G3183 is lewy body with Parkinsonism. That is different than Parkinson's. I am confused because the notes in our Decision Health code book say to not code G3183 with Parkinsons G20.. Please clarify if they can be coded together

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